Take the Stress Out of Homebuying

Take the Stress Out of Homebuying

Buying a home should be fun, not stressful. As you look for your dream home, keep in mind these tips for making the process as peaceful as possible. Find a real estate agent who you connect with. Home buying is not only a big financial commitment, but also an...
Questions to Ask When Choosing a REALTOR®

Questions to Ask When Choosing a REALTOR®

Make sure you choose a REALTOR® who will provide top-notch service and meet your unique needs.  How long have you been in residential real estate sales? Is it your full-time job? While experience is no guarantee of skill, real estate — like many other professions — is...
Pros and Cons of Going Condo

Pros and Cons of Going Condo

Condominiums and townhouses offer an affordable option to single-family homes in many markets, and they’re ideal for those who appreciate a maintenance-free lifestyle. But before you buy, make sure you do your legwork. These are some of the important elements to...
How High Tech Home is Your Home?

How High Tech Home is Your Home?

If the latest technology or entertainment options are important in your new home, add the following questions to your buyer’s checklist.  Are there enough jacks in every room for cable TV and high-speed Internet hookups?  Are there ample telephone extensions or jacks?...
Common Closing Costs for Buyers

Common Closing Costs for Buyers

You’ll likely be responsible for a variety of fees and expenses that you and the seller will have to pay at the time of closing. Your lender must provide a good-faith estimate of all settlement costs. The title company or other entity conducting the closing will tell...
Closing Documents You Should Keep

Closing Documents You Should Keep

On closing day, expect to sign a lot of documents and walk away with a big stack of papers. Here’s a list of the most important documents you should file away for future reference.  HUD-1 settlement statement. Itemizes all the costs — commissions, loan fees, points,...